Aji edited the summary of Misguided Angel Monday, May 23, 2011.
Misguided Angel starts from where The Van Alen Legacy finished off. The opening pages see Jack and Schuyler, plotting their escape from the European Coven. Originally the Europeans gave the young lovers sanctuary from the New York coven, who want to see Jack killed after he abandoned his bonded mate to be with Schuyler instead, but the pair soon realised that they were prisoners rather than guests. Needing to complete their mission to find the Gate of Promise, Jack and Schuyler make a daring escape. This storyline takes up the first third of the book.Next the focus switches to Mimi, Jack’s abandoned twin, in New York. Mimi is now in charge of the coven, hence the coven’s drive to see Jack dead, but she soon finds herself with more problems in the form of a leaked YouTube video of a kidnapped vampire. The cover-up of the vampire video is easy enough but locating the missing vampire before she’s killed by her abductors proves more difficult. This storyline takes up the second third of the book.The final third of the book introduces a new character, Deming Chen. Deming is a Venator from the Chinese coven, tasked with finding the party responsible for the vampire kidnapping when it begins to look like an inside job. Deming is the Angel of Mercy and has some unique powers and attributes that make her an ideal investigator. It appears she will be part of further novels, exploring a new storyline involving an evil plot hatched by humans and demons.Overall Misguided Angel has something of an “inbetweener” feel. Its purpose appears to be to bridge the gap between the events of the previous book and whatever happens in the next book of this series. Jack and Schuyler’s storyline is disappointingly brief. Mimi’s part of the story does a little work to further her character development but ultimately is more of an introduction to Deming’s part of the story. Deming’s part of the story is just a vehicle to reveal the new threat to the fallen angels.